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engineering services to meet your needs

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help bring your project to life.

Custom Home
Structural Engineering

At Shear Force Engineering, we specialize in custom residential home projects. We work closely with clients and their designer to ensure that every project is tailored to their specific needs documenting an easily constructable and efficient home. From concept to completion, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service and innovative design solutions.

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Remodels + Renovations

Whether you are looking to renovate or remodel your existing space, Shear Force Engineering can help. We are experienced in working with older homes which allows us to anticipate issues before the demolition starts. Our designs complement and efficiently blend with the existing structure. 

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Sustainable Development

At Shear Force Engineering, we are committed to sustainable development practices. We believe that it is our responsibility to design and build structures that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally conscious. Our design process inherently reduces materials and our plans are easy to build from.

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Structural Observations + Forensics

The Tahoe region faces numerous natural challenges including massive snow loads and hydrostatic pressures. When failures occur we can respond quickly to assess existing structures and determine causes and potential further issues. We work closely with you to provide a detailed report and can facilitate repair design with a focus on preventing future issues.

Truss Analysis

Our structural engineering firm offers comprehensive Truss Analysis for clients looking to solve truss deflection issues, assessing member failure, and identifying construction/design defects. We recognize the importance of a sound structural design, and our team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service to ensure your homes safety.

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Steel Frame
Structural Engineering

Steel frames are typically avoided due to cost but they can offer unobstructed views in a region with inherent design challenges. The Lake Tahoe region is faced with massive snow loads and high seismicity. We account for massive snow loads in our seismic analyses while offering unique design solutions to meet the needs of cutting-edge architectural visions.  

Foundation Structural Engineering

We are experienced in providing complex foundation plans that are designed to transfer vertical and lateral loading to native soil. When designing in the mountains, retaining walls are often implemented to make the best use of space on the lower level of a house. Since foundations can become up to 30% of a projects total budget, we strive to economize our designs to reduce formwork labor and concrete. 

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3d Modeling + Drafting

Shear Force Engineering makes extra effort to produce drawing sets that are easily understood and clearly communicate how the structure will be constructed. Our clean, concise structural drawing sets are respected by designers, resulting in seamless integration into the overall project plan set. Our Revit modelling software has become the industry standard in recent years and can be easily coordinated with any modern software. We model our projects to BIM level 2, giving all involved parties the opportunity to visualize the relationships between all framing and foundation elements in a project.

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